This is a top quality illuminated Dutch Prayer book Vellum leaf from the Netherlands, dating to the early 16th century.
There are 22 lines of text on each side written in dark brown ink in a late Gothic liturgical hand, rubrics in red and blue, capitals touched in red, many initials in red.
The text pertains to biblical readings and prayers, ascribed, and offers of indulgencies ascribed to popes Alexander VI, Julius II and Leo X, 1492-1521.
Size of page: 6 4/8 by 4 5/8 inches.
English private collection via European auction house. Previously in the collection of Ms. O.E., Cleveland, Ohio (full name to be provided to winning bidder, upon request).
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